A2Billing 2.1 Released

Version 2.1 of A2Billing is released. We have released a new version of A2Billing, fixing a number of bugs and updated some libraries. We remind anyone who is running earlier versions of A2Billing prior to version 2.0 that an upgrade to this latest version is required as a matter of urgency for both security and operational reasons, and an upgrade advisable for anyone running later versions. In recent months, we also released a Flask based API located at https://github.com/areski/a2billing-flask-api for adding and editing customers. An installation script is included for Ubuntu 14.04. For those providing VoIP services, we have worked with a third party to provide custom branded softphones for smartphones, there are more details at http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/softphones-for-smartphones/ We offer installation, training, upgrade, support and hosting services for A2Billing and our other products, CDR-Stats and Newfies-Dialer. Please see our new look website at http://www.star2billing.com/ or contact us for more details.   Yours   Areski, Joe and the Star2Billing...

New API for A2Billing implemented with Flask and Python

Star2Billing have developed an extensible API for A2Billing to allow third party programs and websites to manage elements of A2Billing. Management of customers and customer groups is currently supported by the API, and allows a third party program or website to: Add New Update Delete Get All Get One With Filter An example of the API to add a new customer could be: curl -u username:password –dump-header – -H “Content-Type:application/json” -X POST –data ‘{“name”: “mygroup”, “description”: “”}’ http://localhost:8008/api/card/ The API comes with a web interface and is easily installed using the included script which currently supports Ubuntu LTS 14.04 but could be installed on almost any operating system. For the technical; the A2Billing API is free and open source, licensed under the MPLv2 and is being developed at https://github.com/areski/a2billing-flask-api. It is a RESTful API implemented with Flask and Python and includes comprehensive documentation. Star2Billing can provide an installation services on new and existing servers as well as quote for development to allow the API to control other features and functions of A2Billing. Please contact us for more...

Autumn Review

Dear All, Since Star2Billing’s inception in 2009, initially formed to provide commercial support and installation services for its open source switch and billing system, A2Billing (http://asterisk2billing.org/), we created a range of other products either by blending A2Billing with other open source products as in the case of our popular multi-tenant hosted PBX system, or built innovative new products such as CDR-Stats (www.cdr-stats.org) to analyse call data records and Newfies-Dialer (www.newfies-dialer.org) for voice broadcasting and autodialling. A2Billing is a probably the leading open source telecom billing solution and its capabilities and features rival many proprietary systems and has been described as “a business in a box” capable of providing wholesale, business and residential VoIP services, calling card, call-back and DID resale. Anyone just starting out might consider our A2Billing Managed Install described at http://www.star2billing.com/consultancy/managed-install/ Greater capacity can be provided by building a distributed system with Opensips to load balance calls across multiple telephony servers, consider the Enterprise systems described at http://www.star2billing.com/products/enterprise/ Our Hosted PBX or IP-Centrex system is one of our more popular products, blending A2Billing, FreePBX and virtualisation to provide a scalable multi-tenant PBX system at an economical cost. To read more about this, see http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/ip-centrex/ Our clients include large and small scale telcos all over the world, we have also delivered projects, for local and national government and educational establishments including a notable university, on time and on budget. Popular products : – Calling Card Solutions: http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/calling-card – Call-back: http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/call-back – VoIP Termination Residential: http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/voip-temination-residential – VoIP Termination IP-PBX: http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/voip-termination-ip-pbx – Wholesale VoIP: http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/voip-termination-wholesale – IP-Centrex: http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/ip-centrex – Multi-tenant PBX system: http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/multi-tenant-pbx – Voice Broadcasting and Auto-Dialer: http://www.star2billing.com/solutions/voice-broadcasting For...

A2Billing Version 2.0 released

Our team have released a major upgrade of A2Billing. This release addresses a number of security issues and recent changes to the Paypal API so we would urge everyone to upgrade to this version, particularly if you use Paypal or if A2Billing is exposed to the public. Changes include : Major security improvements to the UI New Paypal API to support HTTP 1.1 Support for all Asterisk versions including Asterisk 11 Enhanced DID billing including peak and off peak rates for A-leg New least cost routing mode to select the lowest cost rate from a range of carriers New API added for third party phones to retrieve and display the balance Tax and Country added to bulk creation of accounts Code cleaning to adhere to PHP coding standards For those with their own A2Billing installations, there is a guide to upgrading at http://www.asterisk2billing.org/documentation/upgrading-a2billing/. We also offer support to assist with an upgrade or provide you with a commercial installation and help you to migrate your data. Discounts may be offered if training and support is not required. Upgrades to our commercially installed systems are straightforward, please contact us for more details at...

Asterisk 11 Released

Digium has just released Asterisk 11, (http://blogs.digium.com/2012/10/31/asterisk-11-now-available/) with new features including ICE, STUN and TURN which will no doubt help with A2Billing administrators running residential VoIP services. Our team are hard at work doing the necessary testing to ensure that A2Billing and Asterisk 11 work together, and will release a new version of A2Billing shortly. Yours The Star2Billing...